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Allegations of family violence and child abuse in family law children's proceedings : a pre-reform exploratory study. /

by Moloney, Lawrie | Australian Institute of Family Studies | Smyth, Bruce | Weston, Ruth.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2007Description: x, 174 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 130-139) May 2007Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Attitudes to domestic and family violence in the diverse Australian community. /

by Commonwealth of Australia.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2000Description: 60 p.: ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Produced by Partnerships Against Domestic Violence, a Commonwealth Government initiativeAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian law and the family : series 1 : family law and your family /

by Migrant Resource Centre of South Australia.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. Migrant Resource Centre of South Australia Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: This brochure is available in other languages from the Migrant Resource Centre of South AustraliaSummary: This information is aimed at assisting family members when one or more of them are experiencing problems in relation to family conflict and breakdown. It is especially aimed at assisting family members from new and emerging communities to better understand how the Law in Australia addresses these issues - including separation, divorce, custody and financial support of children, child protection, family violence and division of property. It is important to understand that this may be different from the way they are viewed and dealt with in other countries and cultures. Many cultures have different rules and processes for dealing with family problems. Australian Law overrides any cultural or religious practices in relation to the wellbeing and protection of family members.Availability: (1)

Child protection and family law... joining the dots /

by Higgins, Daryl | Australian Institute of Family Studies. National Child rotection Clearinghouse | Kaspiew, Rae.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies. National Child Protection Clearinghouse 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Institute of Family Studies. National Child.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography pp. 21-23Summary: In this paper, we look at the specific issues facing those responsible for ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children in the context of parental separation, and the two separate legal systems: family law and child protection. There is a range of ways in which state-based child protection systems intersect with the federal family law system, with some gaps and some areas of overlap. Recent research as well as reports from national inquiries highlights the lack of clarity regarding responsibilities and how families and professionals navigate within and between the systems.Availability: (1)

Embedding research in practice : research within Family Relationship Centres in Australia. /

by Caruana, Catherine | Australian Institute of Family Studies. Australian Family elationships Clearinghouse | Parker, Robyn.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2009Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Family Relationships Clearinghouse Briefing ; no..Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: Reforms to the family law system in Australia in 2006 have added legislative impetus to the view that for most separating parents, courts are not the best place to settle disputes over children following family breakdown. Complementing the reforms is a national network of Family Relationship Centres (FRCs) established to resource families in general, and parents in particular, through difficult life transitions such as separation. ; The action research undertaken by FRCs fosters the development of evidence-informed practice and quality control. This paper surveys a sample of research projects undertaken by FRCs established in funding rounds 1 and 2, and provides some insight into the issues of greatest concern to centres in the first few years of operation, the usefulness of reflective practice in service development, and the experience of the research process where external research partners are involved.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Every picture tells a story : report on the inquiry into child custody arrangements in the event of family separation. /

by Australia. Parliament. House of Representatives. Standing Committee.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2003Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Factors associated with relationship dissolution of Australian families with children. /

by Butterworth, Peter | Oz, Tamar | Rodgers, Bryan | Berry, Helen.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2008Description: vi, 48 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography: p. 45-48. Family & early years Into & out of work Retirement & ageingAvailability: (1)

Families, policy and the law : selected essays on contemporary issues for Australia /

by Hayes, Alan, (ed.) | Australian Institute of Family Studies | Higgins, Daryl (ed.).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2014Description: xv, 308 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Family violence : towards a holistic approach to screening and risk assessment in family support services /

by Robinson, Elly | Australian Institute of Family Studies. Australian Family elationships Clearinghouse | Moloney, Lawrie.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Family Relationships Clearinghouse. Briefing ; no..Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 17-18Summary: This paper reviews the current research and literature specific to family violence screening and risk assessment. It is hoped that the paper will assist service providers and practitioners to develop and evaluate tools for use within family support services.Availability: (1)

For kids' sake : repairing the social environment for Australian children and young people /

by Parkinson, Patrick | University of Sydney. Faculty of Law.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. University of Sydney. Faculty of Law 2011Description: v, 117 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2011Summary: For very good reasons, Australians of all ages, backgrounds and political persuasions are concerned about the environment. What we do now in terms of looking after the environment will affect the nation not only in the present, but for generations to come. Rightly, we are thinking about what legacy we are going to leave our children, and their children, in terms of the natural world on which we all depend. However little attention has been paid to the social environment in which our children are growing up, and the dangers that the deterioration of this environment presents for the future. Indeed, many of us may not even be aware of how bad things are becoming. One of the reasons is that any report card on the wellbeing of the nation's children is likely to be mixed. Australia remains the Lucky Country in many respects. The wellbeing of Australian children has improved on a number of measures in the last decade or so, in particular in terms of physical and economic wellbeing. Yet overall levels of wellbeing, and even upward trends for the majority of the population, can disguise increasingly serious problems for many children. When the position of the nation's most troubled children and young people is considered, there are indications that all is not well, and that on numerous measures, the situation is deteriorating at an extraordinarily rapid pace. There has also been a decline, more generally, in the psychological wellbeing of young people. As a society, we may be healthier and wealthier than a generation ago, but contentment has proved much more elusive.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

For the sake of the children? : children, domestic violence and public policy /

by Murray, Suellen | Powell, Anastasia.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Improving the family law system for clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds : A report to the Attorney-General prepared by the Family Law Council /

by Family Law Council.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2012Description: vi, 128 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2012. Includes bibliographical references (p. 109-116).Summary: "This report investigates whether the family law system meets the needs of clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in Australia and how the system could be improved. The report describes the family law system in Australia, barriers to access, current programs and initiatives of the family law system, legal literacy programs, service integration strategies, workforce development, flexible service delivery models, and considerations of cultural background in family law. " -- Libraries AustraliaAvailability: (1)

No way to live : women's experiences of negotiating the family law system in the context of domestic violence /

by Laing, Lesley | Andrews, Lynda.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Benevolent Society 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: The research was conducted by Lesley Laing and Lynda Andrews (University of Sydney) in collaboration with St George Domestic Violence Counselling Service (South Eastern Sydney Illawarra Area Health Service), Green Valley and Liverpool Domestic Violence Service (Sydney South West Health), The Benevolent Society's Centre for Women's Health, Staying Home, Leaving Violence (Eastern Sydney) and the Port Stephens Family Support Service.Summary: This research explored the experiences of 22 women as they navigated the family law system following their separation from a relationship in which they had experienced domestic violence. The research highlights the inadequacies of the current system in protecting women and children from abuse and makes recommendations for legislative and other reforms.Availability: (1)

Policy considerations in family dispute resolution : who's mediating the mediators? /

by Douglas, Kathy | Martin, Jennifer.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Re-engaging separated fathers with their children after contact has broken down. /

by King, Andrew | Fletcher, Ross.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Spousal support in Australia : a study of incidence and attitudes. /

by Behrens, Juliet | Smyth, Bruce.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 1999Description: viii, 32 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 1999Availability: (1)

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